Discover some of the common structures tested in the Use of English Key Word Transformations task
You will be given a complete sentence followed by a second, incomplete sentence. You must complete the second sentence so that it has the same meaning as the first using a word given that must not be changed. There are 6 sentences in total. In the exam you transfer your answer to a special answer sheet. Part 4 tests your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. It is impossible to predict areas that you could be tested on here. However, the categories listed below appear quite often.
Key Word Transformation video tutorial
In most of the exercises above you have had to make ONE change to the sentence, for example making an active sentence passive. However, in the exam you may have to make TWO changes to the sentence, for example changing active to passive AND using a phrasal verb.
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Remember to put the prompt word in your answer and do not to change this word. Don't write more than five words (contractions, e.g. 'I'm', count as two words). Don't leave the answer sheet blank for any question. If you don't know the correct answer you should always make a guess.
If you get a sentence wrong, rewrite the correct structure in a way that has personal meaning.
"I passed FCE, now I'm preparing to CAE. Thanks to all Flo-Joe's crew for creating this wonderful site."
Anna Karbowska, CAE student Bolesawiec, Poland.
"I think this a very interesting place for people who wants to improve their English. For me this is the best one."
Ariel Pertile, FCE Student, Argentina.